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Pooler Police hosts first 'Coffee With A Cop' event at Chick-fil-A

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WTOC's Marla Rooker smiling with police at Coffee With A Cop in Pooler. (Source: WTOC) WTOC's Marla Rooker smiling with police at Coffee With A Cop in Pooler. (Source: WTOC)
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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

Folks of all ages came out Tuesday morning to support and meet police officers in Pooler.

The Pooler Police Department held their first "Coffee With A Cop" event at the Chick-fil-A on Pooler Parkway.

"We just appreciate those who serve our country and our community, we've realized we may take those uniforms for granted and we don't want to do that anymore we want to express appreciation when we have the opportunity to," said Lana Chilton, attendee.

Corporal Tripp Davis, who organized the event, says it's important to improve community relations - now more than ever - and having coffee with a cop in a casual atmosphere is a great opportunity to do so.

"Most people, their only contact with police is seeing them on emergency situations when they're called upon, or they see them driving them around in a police car... but they never get to speak with them one-on-one," said Corporal Tripp Davis, event coordinator.

Corporal Davis hopes to make this a quarterly event.

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